A Texas doctor took at least $470,992 in kickbacks to refer urine drug test samples to laboratories owned by a Texas businessman, including one in Lexington, a federal grand jury has charged.
The grand jury indicted Ghyasuddin Syed and his wife, Shazana Behum, on a charge of conspiring to commit an offense against the U.S.
The scheme started in 2014, when Timothy Alexander, Uday Shah and Syed allegedly set up a deal for Shah to bribe Syed to refer business to Shah’s drug-testing labs, according to court records.
Syed worked at Southeast Texas Institute-Pain Management in Baytown, in the Houston area. His wife helped him manage a commercial property called Baytown Primary Medical Tower.